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Will Jared Allen stay in Minnesota beyond 2013?

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09:23 PM ET 05.27 | The defensive end told the Star Tribune last week that he has "absolutely no idea" where he will play beyond the 2013 season. The guess here is Allen should say his goodbyes this year because he won't remain in Minnesota. This isn't a knock against Allen but more an acknowledgement of how the Vikings appear to be doing business now that general manager Rick Spielman is making the key decisions. Allen is entering the final season of a six-year contract and is scheduled to make $14,280,612 in base salary, with a cap number of $17,063,961 -- both team highs.

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May 27, 2013  09:34 PM ET

If he's with the Vikings after 2013.. it won't be playing with a $14 million a year contract.. he 'might' get half that

May 28, 2013  01:13 AM ET

Would love to see Allen with a legit contender again.

May 28, 2013  05:58 AM ET

A player's contribution to a team isn't always on the field. Allen is huge in the community in the Twin Cities. From his work for "Wounded Warriors" Project to his Night Golfing events to his work with children's charities. If you ever get a chance to talk to him, between his size and his over the top personality, he seems a better fit in the WWE instead of the NFL. He's about having fun as much as possible as often as you can.

When the time does come when he leaves MN, he has already said he won't stop doing the charity work here just because he leaves the Vikings. He might come off as a "meathead", but he's more than that.

May 28, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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A player's contribution to a team isn't always on the field. Allen is huge in the community in the Twin Cities. From his work for "Wounded Warriors" Project to his Night Golfing events to his work with children's charities. If you ever get a chance to talk to him, between his size and his over the top personality, he seems a better fit in the WWE instead of the NFL. He's about having fun as much as possible as often as you can.When the time does come when he leaves MN, he has already said he won't stop doing the charity work here just because he leaves the Vikings. He might come off as a "meathead", but he's more than that.

Thanks for a bit of insight on Jared. As we know, all of that means jack when it comes time to decide whether he's staying in Minnesota.

 
May 28, 2013  09:10 AM ET

If they were intending to resign him I would think it would have already happened. He's a productive but aging player. MN will almost certainly want him to take a pay cut but if he's able to put up a 12+ sack season there will be significant interest from several teams that will drive the dollars past MN comfort level.

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